King Cynric West Saxony WESSEX
- Born: Abt 525, , West Saxony, England
- Married: , Wessex, England
- Died: Abt 560, , West Saxony, England
Other names for Cynric were WESSEX King, Kenric and WEST SAXONY King.
Ancestral File Number: G70F-LT. User ID: 158639184437760.
King of WEST SAXONY, King of WESSEX Reigned 534-560.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p61: "176S Cynric, King of Wessex, (S of 166, F of 186)."
A History of the English Speaking People Winston S Churchill Vol I The Birth of Britain Dodd Mead & Co 1956 p65 "...The history books of our childhood attempted courageously to prescribe exact dates for all the main events...In 495 Cerdic and Cynric appeared...All that can be said about these dates is that they correspond broadly to the facts, and that these successive waves of invaders, bringing behind them settles, descended on our unhappy shores..."
Roman Britain and Early England 55BC-AD871, Peter H Blair, 1963, Norton Library History of England, p202-203: "...According to a persistent tradition, the kings of the West Saxons were descended from two chieftains, called Cerdic and Cynric, who landed near Southampton Water late in the fifth century and made their way inland in a series of battles fought in the early years of the sixth. The name Cerdic is commonly thought to be Welsh in origin,not Anglo-Saxon. The different forms in which the tradition has been preserved are inconsistent with one another both chronologically and in what they tell about the family relationships of the men to whom they refer. Moreover they sometimes seem to represent as consecutive events what were in fact no more than variant traditions of the same events. On these and other grounds we may think that great care is needed in seeking to extract a consecutive historical account from the source which is the chief embodiment of these West Saxon traditions, namely the series of annal in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle extending from 495, when Cerdic and Cynric are said to have landed in Britain, until 534 when Cerdic is said to have died. But whatever vay be the difficulties of interpreting these annal, and there is no adequate archaeological evidence to give ground for thinking that they represent the historical record of a major invasion of souther Britain from the direction ofSouthampton Water, the fact remains that Alfred the Great believed himself to have been descended from these men..."
p273: "Appendix A Table of Dates...c552 West Saxons capture Old Sarum...c556 West Saxon victory at Barbury Castle near Swindon..."
Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Wessex 534: "...The Romans leave Britain about 426 AD, when the Picts and Scots invade from the north. The Saxons being invited over to assist in expelling them, gradually takepossession of the country, and the Saxon Heptarchy (Mercia, Angles, Northumbria, Essex, Wessex, Sussex, and Kent) is formed, and exists till Egbert forms the Kingdom of England in 827. The country called Britain. The people Britons...Kenric, King of Wessex, 534-60..."
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p494, Cerdic: "[Cerdic], a Saxon, and his son Cynric are said to have landed on the southern coast of England in 495. Little is certain about him except that later West Saxon kingstraced their descent from him through his son Cynric and his grandson Ceawlin."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol II, p662, Ceawlin: "Ceawlin helped his father, King Cynric, defeat the Britons at Beranbyrg in 556."
The Formation of England 550-1042, HPR Finberg, 1974, Paladin, p21: "In 552, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Cynric fought against the Britons at the place which is called Searoburh. The same annual makes Cynric a son of Cerdic, but another genealogy recorded elsewhere in the Chronicle makes him Cerdic's grandson, and we have no means of deciding which is right. This is only one of the inconsistencies which make the early annals such a tricky source...
"...The victory opened up tothe Gewisse all the valleys of those delightful streams, the Bourne, the Avon, the Wylye, the Nadder, and the Ebble, which from the north and west converge on Salisbury. After the comparatively sterile sands and gravels of the Hampshire basin those lush valleys, clear streams, and smooth downs must have presented themselves to the Gewisse like the vision of a promised land... p22: "...None of the early annals names Ceawlin's father, but later genealogists, rightly or wrongly, made him a son of Cynric and so were conveniently able to trace the ancestry of the whole West Saxon royal house back to Cerdic..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 G70F-LT Cynric King of ENGLAND Born Abt 525 Wessex England Mar Wessex England Died Abt 560.
Cynric married Queen Cynric West Saxony WESSEX in , Wessex, England. (Queen Cynric West Saxony WESSEX was born about 527 in , Wessex, England.)